Multihazard Design of the Building Envelope: Important Considerations of Wind and Seismic Interaction with Blast Requirements, and Approaches for Efficient Designs
Aldo McKay, PE
Protection Engineering Consultants
This presentation will provide architects, engineers, and construction professionals with an overview of key factors to consider when designing building envelope components against wind, seismic and blast loads.. The presentation will present case studies with real situations that may be encountered in the design of curtainwall, storefronts and other façade components and will provide “lessons-learned” recommendations on how to effectively deal with or avoid problems. “Typical approaches” for designing envelope components will be illustrated, and an effective process for specifying, reviewing and approving delegated design items will be discussed. The presentation will also discuss the use of advanced engineering tools and how they may be used to improve your design. Attendees will also be exposed to government and industry criteria and how they may be applied to different types of buildings.
About the Speaker:
Aldo McKay has 14 years of experience in the fields of security and protection engineering, including blast-resistant design and analysis of structures, progressive collapse analysis and mitigation concept development, and vulnerability assessment of civilian and government facilities.
Aldo regularly manages numerous design projects supporting DoD facilities subject to the requirements of UFC 4-010-01, and he has expertise in the design of structural and architectural components such as window systems and supporting elements for those facilities. Aldo also currently manages research projects investigating structural system performance for steel structures subjected to large blast loads. Aldo earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from John Brown University and a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio.